"Coffee Run Cemetery," a work by UD alumna Kathleen Buckalew.

For the Record, June 3, 2011

Exhibitions, presentations, publications, awards reported by alumni and faculty


9:16 a.m., June 3, 2011--For the Record provides information about recent professional activities of University of Delaware faculty, staff, students and alumni.

Exhibitions, presentations, publications and awards include the following:

Campus Stories

From graduates, faculty

As it neared time for the processional to open the University of Delaware Commencement ceremonies, graduating students and faculty members shared their feelings about what the event means to them.

Doctoral hooding

It was a day of triumph, cheers and collective relief as more than 160 students from 21 nations participated in the University of Delaware's Doctoral Hooding Convocation held Friday morning on The Green.


Alumna Kathleen Buckalew, who graduated in 1978 with a bachelor's degree in studio art, will be featured in the exhibition "The Other End of the Spectrum: Black and White Infrared Photographs" through June 24 in the Mezzanine Gallery of the Delaware Division of the Arts in the Carvel State Office Building, 820 N. French St., Wilmington. For the past few years Buckalew has exhibited photographs of farms, farmers and portraits. Recently the artist became fascinated with the black and white infrared images made by several members of her photo group, the Brandywine Photo Collective, and was inspired to create her own. Buckalew said she loves the ethereal quality and other-worldliness of the infrared images, as it creates scenes that people don’t normally get to see with the naked eye. The staff photographer for the Hagley Museum and Library, Buckalew has been working on a personal project photographing and interviewing farmers in Delaware for an upcoming book. For her work, see the website. http://buckalewphotography.com.


Debra Hess Norris, Henry Francis du Pont Chair in Fine Arts, chair of the Department of Art Conservation and associate dean for graduate education, discussed partnering to meet global conservation needs; advanced training and education initiatives at the University of Delaware and abroad; and cultural heritage training in Iraq, the Arab Image Foundation project at a briefing on the Humanities in the 21st Century sponsored by the National Humanities Alliance and the Association of American Universities, in cooperation with the Congressional Humanities Caucus, Washington, D.C., May 19. She also presented "Help! Preservation Training Needs Here, There, and Everywhere" at the 59th Topics in Preservation Series, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., May 26.

Martha Carothers, professor of art, presented "Student Bookmakers: Pre- and Post-Digital," at the University and College Designers Association National Design Education Summit on "The State of Design Education," New Jersey City University, Jersey City, N.J., May 26-27.

Lillian T. Wang, GIS specialist/cartographer, Delaware Geological Survey, made a presentation titled "Publishing Surficial Geologic Maps of Delaware" at Digital Mapping Techniques 2011, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va., May 24.


John Patrick Montano, associate professor of history, published "'Dycheyng and Hegeying:' The Material Culture of the Tudor Plantations in Ireland," in Studies in Settler Colonialism: Politics, Identity and Culture, edited by Lionel Pilkington and Fiona Bateman, London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

Alumnus Gary Brannigan, who received a master's degree and doctorate from UD and who is author of the recent book Reading Disabilities: Beating the Odds, was featured in the spring issue of the State University of New York Plattsburgh magazine for his work on the faculty at the university, where he has conducted research in childhood learning.


Christopher J. Russoniello, a master's degree student in the Department of Geological Sciences in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, was one of four students awarded a Farvolden Award by the National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation for paper and poster presentations made at the 2011 National Ground Water Association's Ground Water Summit held in May in Baltimore. Russoniello was honored for his work, "Construction of a Watershed-Scale Model to Assess Submarine Groundwater Discharge to Indian River Bay, Delaware." The award is presented in honor of the late Robert Farvolden, former senior science counsel for the National Ground Water Association.

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